We are excited to announce the seventh edition of Australia India Youth Dialogue will be held from January 21st to 24th, 2018 in Mumbai and Delhi, India.

The theme this year will be DIGITAL DISRUPTION where we explore, discuss and collaborate on following sub themes :

The future of democracy – governing and youth civic engagement in a digital age
The future of information – media and cyber security in a digital age
The future of work – the impact of exponential technologies and the advent of the sharing economy on labour markets

We are now opening the applications for AIYD 2018 from 20th July and close on 31st August, 2017.

Please go through our FAQ section and click on the application link on next tab to apply !

Applications for AIYD 2018 are now officially closed !

Thank you for an overwhelming response with the applications.

We will be announcing the delegates before November, 2017 and till then follow our  updates on our social media.

What is the AIYD?
The Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) is a youth-led dialogue between the young leaders of Australia and India. In brief, the AIYD hosts 15 of the best and brightest young minds from each country at an annual conference, held in Australia and India in alternate years. Please click here (www.aiyd.org/about) for more information.

What kind of background do you need to take part in the AIYD?
AIYD delegates in the past have come from a variety of backgrounds and professions – including journalism, academia, business, politics, policy, and science and technology. There is no set profile we’re looking for, but an interest in Australia-India relations is a must.

What is the format of the AIYD?
Each of the three days at AIYD centres upon a specific theme, on top of the formal proceedings, delegates will be split into smaller groups to collaborate on a group challenge around the AIYD themes. We will also hold a number of informal and formal functions throughout the AIYD, beginning and ending the AIYD with a gala dinner.

Do you need to be a citizen of Australia or India to be an AIYD delegate?
You must be a be citizen of either Australia or India to apply for the AIYD. Overseas Citizens of India will be considered if currently residing in either Australia or India.

Does AIYD cover travel costs?
Return domestic or international airfares to the AIYD locations up to the value of $1500 will be covered by the AIYD. Accommodation and meals for the duration of the Dialogue will also be provided. You will be responsible for applying for and costs associated with any visas required, and for your own travel insurance.

What happens after the AIYD 2018?
Throughout the year, the AIYD holds a number of informal events for alumni in major cities across Australia and India. We encourage delegates to stay in touch through social media, and are in the process of launching an AIYD Alumni Portal to stay engaged with each other and the work of the AIYD.